The mysteries of ice formation and melting are revealed.
Trying (again) to tackle mercury in the St. Louis River
Taking steps to put the St. Louis River on a mercury diet.
Interest grows in native “rough fish”
Recent research on some of Minnesota’s native fishes pinpoints astonishing longevity and an important role in ecosystems.
Collaborating with nature
Members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa share their generations-old farming practices.
Ecosystems changing rapidly in many remote northern lakes
Recent studies show how protected waters of Midwest National Parks are affected by global forces.
Minnesota wildfire outlook
Many factors play into the risk of wildfires; an outlook for this season, and why Duluth is uniquely vulnerable.
Living with Aquatic Invaders
Scientists have learned a lot about aquatic invasive species, and experts now say the appearance of an exotic species in a body of water doesn’t necessarily mean the end of life as we know it.
Quirky plants on Lake Superior’s rugged shore
Of Icicles and Ice Sheets
I’ve come to a place where the boundaries—between ice and vapor, between glacial moraines and muddy paths in the woods, between icicles and ice sheets, between the past, the present, and the future—are all boundaries that can sublimate away, leaving behind only awe, and hope, and spring.
Experts clash over logging in wildlife areas
“Timber sales are not planned by wildlife managers; they’re assigned from the top down.”
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